Valentine’s Day Saint’s day 2019

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Wikipedia.

There was also another holiday, Galatin’s Day, that was celebrated by the Normans around the same time. Galatin meant “lover of women.” Some say that because Valentine and Galatin sound alike, the holidays may have been confused for another.

While no one knows for sure which St. Valentine the holiday is based on or which previous holiday may have inspired it, it’s believed that poets like Chaucer and Shakespeare may have given some of the traditions, such as the act of card-writing on Valentine’s Day,  a popularity boost.

In fact, in one of Chaucer’s poems, “The Parliament of Fowls,” he ends with a song praising St. Valentine: “providing promise that, even in the depths of winter, summer is not all that far off.”

Valentine’s Day Saint’s day 2019

DateThursday, February 14, 2019 Trending
Also calledSaint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine
SignificanceFeast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection
ObservancesSending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services
Observed byPeople in many countries; Anglican Communion (see calendar); Lutheran Church (see calendar)

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